Builder DeepShen has been toiling away for more than a year to create three incredibly accurate classic art deco skyscrapers out of LEGO bricks. All three are New York landmarks, with the American International Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building bringing the amazing legacy of tall buildings to brick form, the last of which tops out at a staggering 6 feet, 3 inches. Together, they use a whopping 50,000 bricks.
DeepShen says that the American International Building is 1/192 scale, and stands 5 feet tall. Like the Empire State Building, it’s made from mostly tan bricks with dark grey roofs, while the building’s famous “snow-clad mountain” top is made of white.
The Chrysler Building’s famous layered crown is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City, and DeepShen has recreated it spectacularly with curved slopes and clever SNOT work. This building is in 1/230 scale, and stands 4 feet, 8 inches tall.
Finally, the Empire State Building, best known as the plaything of King Kong. Although the model shares the 1/230 scale with the Chrysler Building, the real builder designers intentionally bested that rival skyscraper for height by including a tremendously tall spire. The height difference is obvious with the LEGO model, which stands 6 feet, 3 inches tall. The dark grey and tan bricks work perfectly for the staggered floors, giving them that sharp layered effect that makes art deco buildings so wonderful.